Faith's Wedding

Faith’s wedding was amazing. It’s so weird to think that we are up to that point in our lives. Married, 2.35 Kids, House, Dog, 2 cars, a quiet street, a good job, home at 5:30, dinner on the table. Does ANYONE really get that? I digress, the wedding was awesome. They had a beautiful, and short, service and then a nice reception out at Evelynton Plantation on the James River. Beautiful. Not too many bugs. And they’re off to the honeymoon and then back to Connecticut. We’re gonna be 40 before we know it. If you went and want the pictures I snapped with the digital, shoot me an email.

  1. Dave says:

    – “The 10 lines of PHP code will run faster than the 3 line of simliar Ruby code”. Agreed! , this may have been true in the past but I don't feel that this is true today with these Ruby implementations: Ruby 1.8.7, Ruby 1.9.1, Ruby 1.9.2, MacRuby, Maglev, Rubinius, IronRuby, JRuby, and others Ruby VMs.Now, I'm not saying that PHP is bad but the myth about Ruby is true anymore. Thus, it might have been good to take a simple example like sorting and write it in both PHP and Ruby whichcan demonstrated to the attendees.Recently, I went to an interview with a PHP shop and one person said something to the fact that Ruby has some performance problems. Thus, I took out my laptop (i.e. MacBook Pro 3.06 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, and 8GB RAM) and displayed the merge-sort algorithm implemented in both Ruby and PHP. BTW, this algorithm takes two identical sets consisting of 100 integers each and sorts them 3000 times. Then I ran the time tested Ruby code using Ruby 1.9.1. Next, I ran the time tested PHP code using the PHP 5.3.1. Ruby 1.9.1 was about 3.15X faster than PHP 5.3.1 being able to complete this task in under 2 seconds. Finally, it was clear that this myth wasn't true.

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